The Yellow Sheet 2002

January 17, 2002 | Volume 34, Number 16

Thursday, Jan. 17,

Volume 34, Number 16

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News & Announcements

Employee Enhancement Days are scheduled for Feb. 5 and 7 with opportunities to hear from nationally recognized speakers on topics relevant to life at and away from Gustavus. Learn about the personal willingness to take risks, individual personality styles, and how to live dreams. All sessions will be held in Alumni Hall, except Lunch and Learn which will be held in the banquet rooms. The 2-day schedule is:
    Feb. 5
    -7:45-8 a.m. -- doors open for coffee, juice, and rolls and greeting by Ken Westphal;
    -8-10 a.m. -- keynote address, titled "Risk Taking for Chickens," by Kate Brand;
    -10-10:15 a.m. -- break;
    -10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. -- "The 6 Amazing Secrets of Living Your Dreams" by Chuck Hickok; and
    -12:30 p.m. -- Lunch and Learn, titled "Aromatherapy -- Helping our Bodies Create an Environment of Optimal Well Being," by Dr. Steve Moore in the banquet rooms.
    Feb. 7
    -7:45-8 a.m. -- doors open for coffee, juice, and rolls and greeting by Axel Steuer;
    -8-8:45 a.m. -- "Center for Vocational Reflection -- Its Meaning for You" by Chris Johnson;
    -8:45-9:15 a.m. -- "The 2002 Gustavus Marketing Campaign" by Owen Sammelson and Stacia Senne;
    -9:15-9:30 a.m. -- break;
    -9:30-11 a.m. -- "A Creative Transformation -- The Enneagram Experience" by Rosanne Bane (Session I);
    -11-11:10 a.m. -- break;
    -11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- "A Creative Transformation -- The Enneagram Experience" by Rosanne Bane (Session II); and
    -12:45 p.m. -- Lunch and Learn, titled "A Creative Luncheon and Dessert Buffet," by Margi Willmert and Paul Jacobson in the banquet rooms.
All employees are invited to attend Enhancement Day activities. For more information, contact Jane Confer (x6165).


Author Reading... Richard Terrill, author of Fakebook, Improvisations on a Journey Back to Jazz, will present a reading of his work at 5 p.m. Jan. 17 in Olin Hall 103. The book is a memoir of his early days as a jazz lover and aspiring musician. Terrill will look at the difficulties of learning and performing and will tell about his return to playing as a club musician. Lyle Mays, Grammy award-winning keyboardist and composer, says "In his description of the noble struggle to create something meaningful in that difficult and mysterious realm of music we call jazz, Terrill finds some surprising truths."

Chapel Schedule... All are invited to the 10 a.m. worship services in Christ Chapel. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

  • Jan. 18 -- Chaplain Brian Johnson, John 17: 5-8;
  • Jan. 20 -- 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, Chaplain Rachel Larson;
  • Jan. 21 -- Yolanda Williams, Commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.;
  • Jan. 22 -- Carrie Newcomer, Isaiah 53: 1-12;
  • Jan. 23 -- Morning Praise, John 14: 25-31;
  • Jan. 24 -- Linda Elvee, Mark 8: 34-38;
  • Jan. 25 -- Jenifer Ward, Matthew 26: 6-13; and
  • Jan. 27 -- 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, Chaplain Brian Johnson.
Folk Musician Visits Campus... Singer Carrie Newcomer will be on campus Jan. 20-27. Newcomer's music incorporates blues, gospel, pop, and soul. The singer/songwriter is also described as a poet, storyteller, and minister of the gospel of hope. Newcomer is well known for her community activism and for leading workshops that emphasize the presence and influence of "the sacred in ordinary life" -- an awareness of spirituality in one's daily life. She will present a variety of events, including:
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 21 -- a coffeehouse performance in the Courtyard Cafe;
  • 10 a.m. Jan. 22 -- Daily Chapel homily;
  • 7:30-9 p.m. Jan. 22 -- a discussion on "Working Spiritually in a Secular World" in Linner Lounge;
  • 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 -- a concert in Bjorling Recital Hall (free tickets are available beginning Jan. 23 at the Information Center or at the door);
  • 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 26 -- a faculty/staff workshop on "The Sacred Ordinary" in Linner Lounge;
  • and other small group discussions.
Newcomer will co-teach the January Term course "Creative Expressions of the Sacred Ordinary" with Faith Kirkham Hawkins (religion). Her visit is sponsored by numerous campus organizations and departments, including the Gustavus Artist Series, Campus Activities Board, Center for Vocational Reflection, Office of the Chaplains, Community Service Center, Counseling Center, Curriculum II, Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Faculty Development Program, January Term Office, Lecture Series, Department of Religion, Student Activities Office, Women's Studies, and the Womyn's Awareness Center. For information on this residency or related events, contact Faith Kirkham Hawkins (x6295 or

Trip to Jazz Club... A trip is being planned to see Gonzalo Rubalcaba, renown Cuban jazz pianist, perform Jan. 21 at the Dakota Jazz Club in St. Paul. Tickets are $26 per person. Transportation will leave campus at 5 p.m. and return around midnight. This trip is sponsored by the Career Center, Peer Assistants, and the Counseling Center. See Brian Koeneman in the Career Center for more information.

Visiting Professor to Lecture... This year's Rydell Nobel Conference Distinguished Professor Lawrence Levine will give a public lecture at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Interpretive Center. He will lead a discussion of his recent book The Opening of the American Mind (1997). All are invited to this free event.


Student Named Business Valuation Service Scholar. Sophomore student Jonah Evenson was named one of three top business students at private liberal arts colleges in the country and will receive a scholarship for the Spring Semester. The national competition was funded by Business Valuation Services of Dallas, Texas, and carried out on the Internet using the servicing foundation's (The Foundation for Independent Higher Education) Web site. Recipients were selected based on career interests, academic achievement, leadership, financial need, and the quality of each applicant's written response. There were several hundred applicants from across the U.S.

Darrell Jodock, religion, chaired the first joint meeting of ELCA Bishops and Teaching Theologians Jan. 4-7 in Oak Brook, Ill. All 65 bishops and an equal number of teaching theologians were invited and those in Canada also participated. The purpose of the meeting, which included 9 speakers, was to discuss the role of oversight/bishops and the role of theology/teaching theologians in the ELCA. During the 1990s the ELCA experienced 2 significant controversies: the first in reaction to a proposed statement on human sexuality and the second concerning an agreement for full communion with the Episcopal Church. There were plenary sessions and smaller group discussions. Of the 61 teaching theologians present, 37 were from ELCA seminaries and 17 were from ELCA colleges, including Gustavus' Jodock, Mary Solberg, religion, who also was involved in planning the conference, and Mark Granquist, religion. Gustavus was the most represented college.


The following people have recently joined the Gustavus community:
    New Administrators
    Jack Niemi, Church Relations

    New Support Staff
    Elizabeth Clark, Dining Service
    Kaylyn Nourie, Custodial
    Mustaf Rashid, Custodial


Here are some noteworthy Gustavus-related stories that recently appeared in print or broadcast media around the nation:
  • On Jan. 13, the St. Paul Pioneer Press published an article, titled "U.S. Senate: Minnesota Twins," that quoted Chris Gilbert (political science).
  • On Jan 11, Minnesota Public Radio's "Midmorning" guest from 9-10 a.m. was Chris Gilbert (political science). He provided commentary and answered call-in questions on Gov. Jesse Ventura's budget plan.
Anyone who has suggested additions for this list, suggestions for potential future media stories, or interest in being a media source should contact News Director Stacia Senne (x7510 or


Commonly Asked Questions... In an effort to answer questions regarding dial-in Internet access, DSL service, and alternative Internet Service Providers, information technology offers answers to the most commonly asked questions.

1) If the Internet Service Provider (ISP) is changed will the Gustavus e-mail address be lost?
No, the e-mail address is independent of the ISP. Although many providers issue new e-mail accounts, customers are not obligated to use them.

2) What is the DSL service that is being advertised locally?
DSL is a high-speed method of connecting a home computer to the Internet. It is typically 10 to 20 times faster than a dial-in connection, which uses a modem, and it does not require a second phone line. It is in many ways the same type of connection that is used to connect the lab and office computers at Gustavus to the Internet. For those who have multiple computers at home, it would also allow an Internet connection to all of the computers simultaneously through the use of the DSL box and an internal home network.

3) Will there be a busy signal when using DSL?
No, DSL is a continuous connection.

4) Are 2 phone lines needed with DSL so that the computer doesn't interfere with voice communications?
No, a second phone line used primarily for a computer's modem connection is not needed with DSL.

5) Have people been happy with DSL after it has been installed?

6) Will access to the Gustavus library and on-line databases still be available if switching to DSL or another ISP?
Yes, the Gustavus library, PALS, and the majority of its on-line databases are available through alternative providers. Information on how to configure a computer is available on the library home page under Remote Access. Questions about specific databases and availability should be directed to the library staff.

7) Will information technology make any recommendations regarding other Internet providers?
No, there are such a wide variety of providers and services that no one recommendation makes sense. Some companies (e.g., ATT and MCI) offer Internet access for low rates if also used as long distance telephone carrier. Other companies offer low cost or free Internet access but these companies send out electronic promotional materials. Local cable companies might offer Internet access via a cable subscription. Some companies offer discounts for video, telephone, and Internet access. Any of these options might make sense depending upon individual needs and circumstances.

For more information, contact information technology (x6111).


Housesitter Needed... Looking for a housesitter for March through May for a 4-bedroom house. Pay utilities and phone only. Contact Nancy Hanway (931-8709, x7388 or

Housesitting Offer... In need of a house/pet sitter for next academic year (Aug. 2002-May 2003) or part of it? A Gustavus faculty member is looking for such a place in St. Peter. Call Pam Freeman (x6064 or 931-5324) if interested or know of someone who might be interested.


Upcoming events
Date Event
Today DEIB Event: Worldly Ears - Bringing a Sense of Belonging in Music by Esther Wang
"Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
DEIB: Gender Identity/Pronouns "What's the difference between my sex and my gender?" (Lunch and Learn)
Flu Shots Available in the Health Service Office
Gustavus Employee Engagement Survey - Closing Soon!
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
INVERSITY Reflection Event - Discuss Module 3
Tickets for Theatre & Dance Productions
Vote for the St. Lucia Court
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibition: Making Your Mark, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art Museum of Art
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlena Myles - New Works On display at Schaefer Gallery Art Gallery
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: prayer around the cross Chapel
12:302 p.m. The Arts Administration Salon Series Studio Arts, Lecture Hall (LEC)
4:306:30 p.m. "Indigenous Salon" featuring Artist Marlena Myles, Public Reception at Schaefer Gallery of Art Art Gallery
Tomorrow "Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection", on exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art

To add or change items on the calendar, please fill out and submit a College Calendar event form. View the entire College Calendar online.

The Yellow Sheet is a newsletter for Gustavus Adolphus College employees produced by the news staff in the Office of Public Relations. It is published weekly during the academic year (except during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Touring, Spring, and Easter breaks). Anyone may submit items by filling out an online submission form. While online, e-mail submissions are preferred, items may also be submitted typewritten on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Send "snail mail" items to: The Yellow Sheet, Office of Public Relations. Items must reach the news office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The week of Nobel Conference the deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, call Stacia Senne at x7510 or Barb Booren at x6213.
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